Homeless Services

St. Johns County School District ASSIST
(Aid & Support for Students in Sudden Transition) Program

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Every Child Has the Right to an Education

YOU MAY BE HOMELESS if you are:

  • sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • abandoned in hospitals;
  • awaiting foster care placement;
  • having a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings;
  • (Migrant) migratory children who qualify as homeless because the children are living in circumstances described above;
  • an “unaccompanied youth”, a youth who is not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian.

If you are homeless, you may qualify for services under the McKinney-Vento Act (see paragraph 2 (a) and (b) under the “Homeless Education Procedures & Guidelines”. Complete the Identifier below and fax to (904) 547-7595.

SJCSD Homeless Identifier 8-25-16

SJCSD Homeless Identifier (Spanish)

Caregiver Authorization

School Board Policy On Homeless Students

If you are homeless, you have a right to:

  • Go to school, no matter where you live or how long you have lived there.
  • Continue in the school they last attended before you became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is your choice and it is feasible.
  • Receive transportation to the school they last attended before your family became homeless or the school they last attended, if you as a guardian requests such transportation.
  • Participate in school programs with children who are not homeless.
  • Enroll in school without giving a permanent address.
  • Enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school and immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • Enroll and attend classes in the school where you are seeking enrollment even while the school and you seek to resolve a dispute over enrolling your child.
  • Receive the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs
  • Free Lunch and Breakfast program

Touching Lives Video Presentation

ASSIST Services PowerPoint Presentation

 


 


 

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What Can I do?
BECOME AN ANNUAL MEMBER:
$1500-Gold, $750-Silver $375-Bronze
Donations will help:
Sponsor students for summer camp enrichment and after school programs
Support for College Tours
Purchase of Laptops for students entering college

Financial contributions to SJCSD ASSIST (Aid & Support for Students in Sudden Transition) program make checks payable to:

INK St. Johns
40 Orange Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Memo: ASSIST program
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